Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader

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Director: Michael Apted

Cast: Ben Barnes

     
 

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Upon returning to Narnia to join Prince Caspian for a voyage on the majestic royal vessel known as The Dawn Treader, Lucy, Edmund, and their cousin Eustace encounter merfolk, dragons, dwarves, and a wandering band of lost warriors. As the edge of the world draws near, their remarkable adventure at sea sails toward an exciting, yet uncertain, conclusion.  See more details below

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Upon returning to Narnia to join Prince Caspian for a voyage on the majestic royal vessel known as The Dawn Treader, Lucy, Edmund, and their cousin Eustace encounter merfolk, dragons, dwarves, and a wandering band of lost warriors. As the edge of the world draws near, their remarkable adventure at sea sails toward an exciting, yet uncertain, conclusion.

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It's that time again when all the big fantasy films of the year come out just in time for the holidays. This year the youngest of the Pevensie kids return to the magical world of Narnia in the third installment of the franchise, The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, based on the C.S. Lewis classic novels The Chronicles of Narnia. The book itself, which is arguably the fan favorite, poses unique challenges for screenwriters Christopher Markus, Stephen McFeely, and Michael Petroni. The dialogue is witty and thoughtful in some respects and there's a certain sense of wonder in director Michael Apted's earnest approach to the movie, but the book involves a long seafaring adventure with a vague narrative and no major villain to speak of, so the film version of the story consequently lacks momentum and enough action to keep the audience fully engaged. This time around, Lucy and Edmund (Georgie Henley and Skandar Keynes), the youngest of the Pevensie children, go to live with their cousin Eustace Scrubb (Will Poulter) while their parents are abroad. The children return to Narnia, which has been at peace for a number of years, through a picture of a ship on choppy waters hanging on the bedroom wall and find themselves on Prince Caspian's ship, the Dawn Treader. Caspian (Ben Barnes) vows to find the seven lost lords of Narnia, while the fearless talking rat Reepicheep (voiced by Simon Pegg) hopes to find Aslan's country beyond the sea. Lucy and Edmund decide to join Caspian on his adventure on the high seas, sailing from island to island and encountering everything from slave traders to magicians to sea monsters. The Voyage of the Dawn Treader really ups the ante as far as special effects for this franchise are concerned. The detail and precision that have gone into creating this world make for exciting, beautiful, and artistic visuals, especially during the climax of the film, in which the crew of the Dawn Treader fights a pretty scary-looking sea monster. However, the pacing seems really off, particularly during the moments in the movie when there should be some action, but the action we do get feels a little off-kilter. Even though the film centers around Edmund and Lucy (and to a lesser extent Prince Caspian), the true protagonist of the movie is their snarky little cousin Eustace, played brilliantly by Will Poulter. Eustace has the most obvious arc in the film, at first spouting indignantly and cowering at every turn, then later evolving into a brave warrior. He undergoes the most obvious and profound changes, both figuratively and literally, and Poulter's take on the character is a joy to watch. Regardless of the popularity of The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe -- the first installment of the franchise -- Prince Caspian was met with little enthusiasm. Despite a valiant effort, The Voyage of the Dawn Treader may mark the end of the Narnia franchise, not to mention the fact that it will have to battle with such fantasy behemoths as Harry Potter. Nonetheless, true Narnia fans will surely flock to this film and enjoy the delightful fantasy adventure.

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Product Details

Release Date:
08/30/2011
UPC:
0024543752790
Original Release:
2010
Rating:
PG
Source:
20th Century Fox
Presentation:
[Wide Screen, 3D]
Sound:
[DTS 5.1-Channel Surround Sound, Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
Time:
1:53:00
Format:
3D
Sales rank:
44,412

Special Features

Disc 2:; The untold adventures of the Dawn Treader animated short; Narnian discoveries: Legends, creatures and islands exploration; 3 behind-the-scenes featurettes including Battle on the Sea; Deleted scenes, audio commentary

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Ben Barnes Prince Caspian
Georgie Henley Lucy,Lucy Pevensie
Skandar Keynes Edmond,Edmund Pevensie
Will Poulter Eustace Scrubb,Eustace Clarence Scrubb
Liam Neeson Aslan
Simon Pegg Reepicheep
Tilda Swinton The White Witch
Gary Sweet Drinian
Terry Norris Lord Bern
Bruce Spence Lord Rhoop
Bille Brown Coriakin
Laura Brent Liliandil
Colin Moody Auctioneer
Anna Popplewell Susan Pevensie
William Moseley Peter Pevensie
Shane Rangi Tavros
Arthur Angel Rhince
Arabella Morton Gael
Rachel Blakely Gael's Mum
Steven Rooke Faun
Tony Nixon 1st Mate
David Vallon Slave Trader
Jared Robinsen Intake Officer
Roy Billing Chief Dufflepud
Neil G. Young Dufflepud #2
Greg Poppleton Dufflepud #3
Nicholas Neild Dufflepud #4
Nathaniel Parker Caspian's Father
Daniel Poole Young Man
Mirko Grillini Telmarine Sailor
Ron Kelly Steward
Laurence Coy Photographer
Douglas Gresham Slaver #1
Michael Maguire Slaver #2
Catarina Hebbard Gael's Aunt
Tamati Rangi Minotaur
Lucas Ross Handsome Soldier
Megan Hill Pretty Young Nurse
David Sachet Trader
Ross Price First Mate

Technical Credits
Michael Apted Director
Andrew Adamson Producer
David Arnold Score Composer
Howard Berger Makeup Special Effects
James Boyle Sound/Sound Designer
Paul "Salty" Brincat Sound Mixer
Brian Cox Special Effects Supervisor
Rick Findlater Makeup
Nina Gold Casting
Douglas Gresham Executive Producer
Mark Johnson Producer
Christine King Casting
Cort Kristensen Associate Producer
Christopher Markus Screenwriter
Stephen McFeely Screenwriter
Perry Moore Executive Producer
Karen Murphy Editor
Isis Mussenden Costumes/Costume Designer
Gregory Nicotero Makeup Special Effects
Jeff Okabayashi Asst. Director
Michael Petroni Screenwriter
Mark Robins Editor
Barry Robison Production Designer
Rick Shaine Editor
Dante Spinotti Cinematographer
Philip Steuer Producer
Nigel Stone Sound/Sound Designer

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader
1. Chapter 1 [4:28]
2. Chapter 2 [3:08]
3. Chapter 3 [4:20]
4. Chapter 4 [3:24]
5. Chapter 5 [4:43]
6. Chapter 6 [7:07]
7. Chapter 7 [5:05]
8. Chapter 8 [4:25]
9. Chapter 9 [3:05]
10. Chapter 10 [2:04]
11. Chapter 11 [3:25]
12. Chapter 12 [2:29]
13. Chapter 13 [5:00]
14. Chapter 14 [5:12]
15. Chapter 15 [3:45]
16. Chapter 16 [3:52]
17. Chapter 17 [2:36]
18. Chapter 18 [2:29]
19. Chapter 19 [6:04]
20. Chapter 20 [3:28]
21. Chapter 21 [3:24]
22. Chapter 22 [4:35]
23. Chapter 23 [4:05]
24. Chapter 24 [2:16]
25. Chapter 25 [1:11]
26. Chapter 26 [2:08]
27. Chapter 27 [2:47]
28. Chapter 28 [4:11]

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The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 17 reviews.
TheReturnOfStryker More than 1 year ago
this is one seriously amazing movie!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
HQSB More than 1 year ago
What a fantastical 2 hour journey! Our beloved cast from the Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe is back, alone with the newly crowned King Caspian from the chronicle Prince Caspian. Throw in fast paced seafaring adventures, scene-stealing funny moments from an award nominated new actor playing cousin Eustace, utterly gorgeous, breathtaking cinematography filled with kaleidescope sunsets, majestic mountain ranges,and deep blue seas , a stirring score, dragons and sea serpents and you are utterly swept away from your troubles and into a magical land, filled with color and excitement. Lots of action, characters you know and love, and an ending that will leave a lump in your throat. AAAAhhhhhhh, finally, a movie that leaves you feeling GOOD. I recommend wholeheartedly!
Adventure-Writer-Blog More than 1 year ago
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader is the third installment of the TCON (The Chronicles of Narnia) movies released by Disney, Walden Media, & 20th Century Fox. The first movie, The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe was a hit, making way for it's sequel, Prince Caspian, which received a fair amount of positive and critical feedback from it's fans. The latest film, The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, seemed to promise much when I first came across the previews - a surge of excitement at finally being able to see the magic brought to life in another blockbuster film. However, was it successful? Overview & Speculation: Unlike my opinion with Prince Caspian, I believe The Dawn Treader is well accomplished. Although some areas of the movie differ from the book, I could recall a plethora of scenes that I remembered were in the book (when I read it sometime around 2004). The end even serves to make way for the next two books in the storyline, The Silver Chair and The Final Battle. Though the Final Battle will most likely be the only option, as it appears the Dawn Treader film has already taken many scenes from The Silver Chair. The movie is filled with amazing effects, beautifully accomplished animation, all-around design, and a fitting cast. It returns with the same feel that was brought about by The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, taking the audience back into the magic, wonder, adventure, and inspired genius that is the world of Narnia. As for the basic storyline: It has been a year since the events of Prince Caspian, and Edmond and Lucy find themselves in a terrible situation - as the war persists, they must live with their Aunt and Uncle. along with their cousin, Eustace Scrubb, who takes an immediate disliking to the Pevensie children and their Narnia non-sense, and finds no trouble, in his odious manner, in expressing his aversion. As in most stories as this, the boy is bound to become a believer. But how, one may ask? Why, being sucked into a painting! The room fills with the water, once a mere beauty to admire in the painting, now a torrent which violently tosses them back into a sudden reunion with Narnia, and onto one of their greatest adventures yet. Evil has shrouded the land of Narnia once again and Prince Caspian, accompanied by his royal castaways (Edmund and Lucy), must gather the Seven Swords of the Seven Lords (that's a mouthful.) and set them on Aslan's Table, which will vanquish the darkness if they succeed. Many characters reappear from the previous movies, including one of my personal favorites: Reepicheep (beside my top favorite Aslan.) It's a terrific movie fit for the whole family - although there are some elements which may be unsuitable to younger audiences [Rated PG].
AlchemystAZ More than 1 year ago
You cannot go wrong using kids in a movie or a commercial. (I was a kid a long long long time ago, I think, or am I having a Senior Moment?)
ely2 More than 1 year ago
i love this movie!!!
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EGHunter01 More than 1 year ago
If you are an entertainment seeker, you will probably enjoy this DVD. **Violence, action, and adventure all for you to enjoy. **Maybe "scary" for some youth under thirteen. *A grand voyage. *Quality entertainment. *Great special effects. *Great script and scenery. *Encourages viewers to remain hope-filled and follow the destiny chosen for you and avoid evil and temptation. If you enjoy this DVD, you will most likely enjoy reading the entire Narnia book series as well as seeing the other Narnia movies.
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bert More than 1 year ago
An awesome movie!
Heavy_Metal_Sushi More than 1 year ago
While I still say The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe is the best of these Narnia movie adaptions thus far, this one was certainly still enjoyable. Other than the beloved Asland of course, when he shows up, I would have to say that I was quite taken with the rat, Reepicheep, who was voiced by the ever funny Simon Pegg. I have always liked that guy. He's in some great stuff. Overall though, quite an enjoyable movie. C.S. Lewis was awesome.
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